A Message from Rev. Cynthia P. Cain
If you are new to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, or are considering a visit, you will find a warm and active community. Many people feel uncertain about what they will experience at a Unitarian Universalist Church. It’s true that we are different from other churches in some significant ways. While we have our roots in the Protestant tradition, we are a non dogmatic faith home. Therefore, our congregations welcome and include people with many and varied beliefs. Still, you might be surprised how much a visit to UUCL feels like any other church. We sing hymns, listen to a sermon or homily, share joys and concerns, and tell a children’s story. There is religious education, coffee, fellowship, and many of the things you’d expect in “church”.
What’s different? Since we are no longer explicitly
Christian, (although we do number liberal Christians among our membership),
you will not find worship based upon a lectionary. The Hebrew and
Christian Bibles are but two of the many sources of wisdom and inspiration
to which we turn. Other sources may include literature, poetry, world
religions, popular culture, media and news, as well as the wisdom we find
in wide ranging and challenging conversations with one another. Our Sunday
school, known as “RE” or Religious Exploration, teaches children to question
and to seek their own answers and develop their own theology. They are
taught to respect the earth and all its beings.
Here you will find a community of people of all ages and walks of life, sharing the journey toward truth and understanding. It has been said, “Unitarian Universalism is not so much a religion as it is a group of religious people.” If this journey sounds like your journey, please join us! For many people, it has been not just a life enhancing but a life changing experience.
Cynthia Cain's Biography.